A: Chunghwa Post is using drones to deliver parcels. This should save loads of time.
B: Delivering a parcel from Jianshih Township Office to Smangus normally takes 100 minutes by road. A drone can do it in just 45.
A: That’s super convenient!
Photo courtesy of Chunghwa Post Co 照片：中華郵政提供
B: With drones becoming more common, the government has amended the Civil Aviation Act to require large drones to be registered.
A: How many drones have been registered to date?
B: Nearly 80,000 in Taiwan, since the act was amended 2 years ago.
（Translated by Edward Jones, Taipei Times／台北時報張聖恩）
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